Pierre not only found this photo, more information was discovered and is in his later posts! Enjoy!!
There are very few pictures of a PT-17 flying over Americus, Georgia, in 1941. I had found one yesterday. It was before December 7th, 1941.
Rare picture indeed…
Glad I did.
This is the original rare picture of a PT-17 flying over Americus, Georgia.
Primary Flight Instructor Robert Shay Jr was teaching a young cadet to fly it.
Robert F. Shay Jr
The young cadet has to be a young RAF recruit training in Americus, Georgia, like Theodore Griffiths DFC.
Unknown instructor with Theo Griffiths
Stephen Shay was kind enough to send me some pictures with this message…
My dad was a US Army flight instructor stationed in Americus, GA from 1940-1941. He went down there from a small airfield he and others hewed out of an old orchard in Penn Yan, NY…
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